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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking combined with Wildlife Safari

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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)

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Machame Route 6 Days 5 Nights

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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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Fast and concise answers anytime we needed some infos. Gody was super great. We recommand Bless Afri ...
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Kilimanjaro - Machame route

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Anapa is a well organised travel agency, they answer quickly and they met perfectly our demands. Mar ...
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Umbwe route, 8 days

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Kilimanjaro - Machame route, 7 day Private

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I was part of a group of 3 hikers wishing to climb Kilimanjaro via the Machame route in 7 days
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6-Day Tanzania Explorers Machame climbing

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6 day explorer tour through Machame Hut, Shira Camp, Barafu Camp and 3 other destinations in Tanzania. Read More
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Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit

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Six-Day Kilimanjaro Climb: Machame Route

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Eight-Day Kilimanjaro: Machame Route

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7 Days Machame Route

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Kilimanjaro Machame route Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 44 customer reviews
An experience never to forget! Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
5 - Excellent
  • Joppe Ter Meer
  • From Netherlands
“My 7 day climb of the Kilimanjaro with Enosa Expeditions was a great experience!

I booked my climb with Enosa via an international intermediary which worked well for a very decent price.

Together with an another European we formed a group of two climbers, supported by a total of 11 support staff: 2 guides, 1 cook, 1 waiter/porter and 7 porters.

All of them worked with their heart. Their loyalty to you is incredible in allowing you to reach the top. Also the porters worked incredibly hard. Guidance was very professional, while the cooking was magical in what we received every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Through all sorts of ways, the guides follow your physical (and mental) condition closely which gives a good feeling. If necessary, they have various measures they can initiate. I received a packing list from Enosa after booking and had a breefing and gear check with the guide one day before the start. What I forgot to bring I could borrow from Enosa.

Perhaps only thing for improvement is regarding tipping. There is much being said online about how much to tip. Numbers can vary greatly online. Much is also dependent on group and staff size. Enosa, but other operators as well, might help in providing clarity on this so you can better prepare this before getting to Tanzania. It is not so easy to lay your hand on large amounts of dollars in the country itself. Enosa allowed for paying tip with Creditcard which helped!

I will definitely advise booking with Enosa anytime! I want to thank the whole team as well as Noel Ernest for making this never to forget!”
Very Good Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
4 - Very Good
  • Ryuichi Furusugi
  • From Japan
“Very Good”
Excellent agency. Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
5 - Excellent
  • Benvermeulen
  • From Netherlands
“Everything about the 7 days Machame route to climb the Kilimanjaro was great. Communication, guides, chef, porters, were excellent. They really took care of us!
Me and my son had a unforgettable trip. Thank you Noël, Anton, Gilbert, and all the others who accompanied us. We will never forget you.”

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Overview

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult route, it paradoxically has a higher success rate than the Marangu Route.

Beginning at the south-west side of the mountain, the route takes around six day to complete; however, seven days is advised for a day should spent for acclimatization for safety reasons and for a higher probability of a successful summit. Climbers will sleep in designated campsites in tents. Trekkers have two options to reach Uhuru Peak. Majority of the trekkers choose the long Barafu Trail that offer the scenic view of the Rebmann Glacier. The other route is on the Western Breach Route, which is more thrilling and traverses through Lava tower and the Arrow Glacier.

The Machame Route is a very popular trail probably because climbers experience spectacular scenic beauty and diversity. The trail starts off by traversing through the lush, green rainforest to the moorlands and then to dry and dusty Shira Plateau. After climbing up to the Uhuru Peak in the Arctic climate zone, the descent is made on the steep Mweka Route, which allows trekkers to experience the dry mountain desert and the lowland forest. So, take this route if you want a more challenging and scenically varied trail to the mountain and don’t mind crowds.

Machame Route - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate To Difficult
Trek Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: All Year

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Trek starts and we will go to Machame Camp 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: To Shira Camp 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 3: To Barranco Camp via Lava Tower 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: To Barafu Camp via Karanga Valley 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 5: To Summit and Mweka Camp 11 – 14 hours
  • Day 6: To Moshi 3 – 4 hours

Trekking facts for the Machame route in a nutshell

  • It is the most popular route -- 45% of climbers
  • Heavy Traffic
  • Moderately expensive (comparatively) as it starts at a remote location
  • Camping
  • It is a very scenic route (and also the reason for its popularity)